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photos courtesy National Gallery of Art

From the National Gallery of Art:

“National Gallery Nights returns this fall, bringing lively, multisensory, themed programs to the East Building after hours on the second Thursday of September, October, and November.

The program runs from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. and offers the myriad experiences that define National Gallery Nights, including live performances, artmaking, music, and pop-up talks. As with all National Gallery programs, the event is free; light fare and drinks are available for purchase. Read More

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1307 New Hampshire Avenue, NW

From a press release:

KAMA and the Heurich House Museum present an “Immigrant-Owned Mini Markt” on Saturday, August 6, 2022 from 3-8 pm in the Museum’s biergarten, 1921.

Shop from 10 immigrant-owned small local businesses at a special Mini Markt curated by KAMA DC, a volunteer-led organization working to provide a platform for immigrants to share their skills and stories. Read More

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“The Apollo 11 Command Module Columbia displayed in the new “Destination Moon” exhibition, opening Oct. 14, 2022.” Credit: Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum

From a press release:

“The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum will reopen half of its flagship building on the National Mall Friday, Oct. 14. Eight new and renovated exhibitions, the planetarium, museum store and Mars Café will open on the building’s west end. The museum has been undergoing a seven-year renovation that began in 2018 and includes redesigning all 23 exhibitions and presentation spaces, complete refacing of the exterior cladding, replacement of outdated mechanical systems and other repairs and improvements.

Only half of the building will be opening, and great interest in visiting is expected. Free timed-entry passes will be required to ensure visitors have an enjoyable experience. The passes will be available on the museum’s website Sept. 14.

“This is one of the most exciting times in the National Air and Space Museum’s history,” said Chris Browne, the John and Adrienne Mars Director of the museum. “When we open the first reimagined galleries, we hope all visitors are inspired by artifacts on display for the first time, favorite icons of aerospace presented in new ways and diverse storytelling.”

Exhibitions Opening Oct. 14: Read More

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via Friends of the USBG

From the Friends of the US Botanic Garden:

“The corpse flower has opened! This Amorphophallus titanum is the second to be on display in the @USBotanicGarden Conservatory (100 Maryland Avenue, SW) this year. See (and smell) it for yourself and check out our corpse flower postcards, posters, and stickers! To learn more about the spectacular plant, visit www.USBG.gov/CorpseFlower.”

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photo by Geoff Livingston

“Dear PoPville,

I wanted to ask everyone what their experience has been getting tickets for the Kusama exhibit at the Hirshhorn? When it was there a few years ago, it was the hottest ticket in town. Now the museum is only releasing same day tickets in person the morning of. I was wondering how good a chance I have getting tickets now?”

Another reader asked: “Anyone have experience getting the same-day tix to Kusama at the Hirshhorn? What time to get in line / when do they usually run out by?”

Some experiences: Read More

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courtesy NGA

From the National Gallery of Art:

“We’ve just decided to start offering limited day-of passes for Jazz in the Garden. We heard feedback about offering up another opportunity to register since the Friday before the concert release fills up so quickly [That registration still opens at noon one week before each concert]. The new day-of passes will go live every Friday 10am for that day’s concert.

More information on each performance is available at nga.gov/jazz.”

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Ed. Note: If you’ve ever seen the line of people waiting in the Cleveland Park service lane (3417 Connecticut Ave, NW) to get some of this deliciousness, well this is very good news indeed!

From a press release:

“The National Building Museum announced today local bakery SakuSaku Flakerie will open a cafe in the Museum’s Great Hall. SakuSaku Flakerie at the National Building Museum is a French bakery with a Japanese twist, inspired by the owner’s Japanese heritage. The Museum’s new cafe will offer their signature croissants, Kouign Amann, quiches and other delectable treats as well as coffee and a variety of beverages. The Museum has not had a café since it reopened after the pandemic-enforced closure in April 2021. Read More

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1600 21st Street, NW

Thanks to Chandler for sending: “Tryst at the Phillips is not reopening. Details can be found here:

Dear Guests,

The Tryst Trading Company has made the decision not to reopen Tryst at the Phillips. Sharing a space with one of the country’s best private art collections for nearly 10 years has been an honor and a privilege. We will miss making meaningful connections with both regulars and tourists visiting the cafe to recharge, reflect, and reconnect. Read More

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Preston Singletary photo by Mac Holt Photography

From the Smithsonian NMAI:

Join us for a conversation about his art, and his inspiration for the current exhibition “Raven and the Box of Daylight.” Gene Tagaban, a Tlingit storyteller, will bring Raven to life through stories, dances, and songs. FREE, Saturday and Sunday, 11:30 a.m., 12:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. Read More

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